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ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!















Although I was not fortunate enough to catch this last night I did read the web post on it. I can't believe ABC would be selling it and the American Public continues to buy it? So, what do the say is the number one way the world will end? GLOBAL WARMING! You have got to be kidding me! Al Gore's movie must of really impacted some idiot at ABC. How stupid do you have to be? I am really come on, scientists from MIT are actually predict that we are moving toward global cooling and there is NO evidence to support anything to the claims of global warming.

It is sensationalism at its finest. Well if you are dumb and want to maintain status quo the show is being repeated on Friday night!

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Defeating the Green-Eyed Monster


To overcome money envy, we need to define our purpose, identify what we should love and value most, and make our money obey our values by setting specific financial goals. Because if we achieve the things we value most, we'll be less riveted by what the neighbors are doing and satisfied by fulfilling our purpose.

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MILES PER DOLLAR?

Once upon a time gas was a dollar, obviously those days are gone! But, wouldn't you like to know how far you will get on a buck? I know I was blown away at how little a dollar buys. How about 6.45 miles? Yes, that stinks! To check it out click here.

And if that is not enough of a good time you can also calculate how much it costs to drive to work?

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When I was your age $20 dollars was only worth $9



OK, you always say I will never say that then you do and want to have the proof to back it up. Well here it is a fun little calculator that will turn any denomination to what it WAS worth! Pretty fun once! Click here.

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MORBID REALITY!


I heard of a website today that I was unaware of and thought to be quite morbid. It is www.mydeathspace.com and is a listing of individuals Myspace accounts who have died? See the thing is myspace does not delete accounts for inactivity at this point so this website lists the individuals with the cause of death and a link to their Myspace pages.

The sad thing is that the cause of death is listed and it is amazing the number of suicides, murders and alcohol/drug related deaths! No correlation between having a Myspace account and lifestyle I suppose? (Yeah Right!) If you go through them it seems like most all of them died of this cause, it is truly BIZARRE! Or is it?

I definitely had a sick feeling looking at it and at the same time I felt so bad for all the individuals and their families/friends. If you don't think we live in a lost and dying world then I recommend you check it out!

Finally, the Myspace accounts show the last login, which sometimes is the day of death, along with all the comments from friends and family which is also pretty interesting and sad to read. I just don't understand the motivation of the website to do such a thing? Then again that could be said for a ton of websites out there, so who knows?

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THE TOP 25 OF FATHERHOOD!

You find out interesting things when you have sons, like

1. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3. A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5. You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6. The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7. When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.

8. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9. A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10. Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.

11. Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12. Super glue is forever.

13. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15. VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18. You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19. Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20. The fire department in Tampa, FL has a 5-minute response time.

21. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22. It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24. 80% of women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25. 80% of men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

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What Influence

Over the past few weeks I have been struggling with the idea of family. As we all have dysfunction in our families it comes as no surprise when things happen, more so from the outside in, meaning aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, mothers, fathers on forward to your own children and spouse.

The hardest part is, the closer it gets to your immediate family the harder it is to deal with and the more painful it can be!

Rachel and I have really battled this past two weeks with a ton of issues, mainly from our son. Often times the pain is too much to bare and it seems hopeless in our own strength.

Yet in the midst of this life I reach for God's word for the "How do I handle this?" and the "What do I do?" God has shown me to stay the course, don't make any sudden harsh moves and believe. OK, I can stay the course and not make any sudden harsh moves, but BELIEVE? Every indication I have had thus far tells me I CAN'T BELIEVE!

Funny how God can use things to teach you lessons. I am reading an article about a study done at the University of Pennsylvania. How do you say "caught and cot" or "pin and pen?" If you say them the same, you may be from the northeast. What does this have to do with the price in tea of china? Well it has been thought that we are loosing the dialects in each region as time goes on. The southern drawl, the nasal talk of the north, all thought to be going away.

So someone was bound to study it and guess what?

They are actually getting worse and more defined by region.

The influences they believed causing a decrease in regional dialect such as transplanting and relocation rates are not affecting the dialects as they thought. NOT EVEN TV is overcoming the influence on dialect, which was considered the greatest influence on dialect.

So what is causing the growth in strength? Family, that's right the influence of family is more powerful than any other influence. Biblically we know this to be true, for some reason scientifically they don't? Well I have to say that was a great encouragement to me cause when you feel all hope is lost and you are beating your head against a brick wall, it is nice to know that the influence My Beautiful(Gratuitous Plug) Wife and I make will surpass the peers, friends, books, teachers, and yes even the television.

The BIG question is this, "What type of influence am I on my children?" If I can confidently answer that question correctly than all I have to do is stay the course, not make sudden harsh moves and BELIEVE!

Deuteronomy 6:6-7:
Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates

I know not all of you have teenagers yet, but those of you who will one day may want to copy, paste and save this post for when you do! Those of you who already do GOD BE WITH YA!

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SNAKES ON MY PLANE?


OK, I have to admit it I had absolutly no interest in seeing this movie. When I first heard of it I was like "WHAT?" "You have got to be kidding me!" Well I hear a interview with Samuel last week and I really liked what he had to say about it and thought, this is a maybe rental now. Then today out of the blue I get a call from who I think is my wife from the caller id. BUT no it is Samuel Jackson calling me! That is right the one and only Samuel is calling me to tell me I need to go see his film? I was amazed and stuned at first. Then reality sunk in and I realized it was an interactive recording. Well I could not figure out how I got it, I had talked with some people from work about it earlier in the week, but none of them would lay claim to guilt of sending the call to me? I called my wife and she thought I was nuts. Well low and behold my least favorite brother sent it to me.(J/K about the least favorite). I then went and checked it out and WOW what a brillant piece of marketing. You can really personalize this call and the best part is you can ghost the number so it can come from anyone you want it to! Well check it out it is awesome! http://snakesonaplane.varitalk.com/ Maybe I will go see this film? Maybe not?

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"YO HO YO HO A PIRATES LIFE FOR ME!"

That song is stuck in my head after going to the Buc's game on Saturday. I went with my brothers and had great seats as you can see from the photos. We lost to Miami? Well it is just a preseason game? YEAH RIGHT!




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My son the celebrity!




















Jayden was sent out to 80,000 homes for our church! He is such a ham! That is his phone and he is on it more than I am on mine. Of course it does not have service, though you would not know it from the way he usese it all the time!

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"Excuse me madam may I have one of those?"















OK, either Nolla is the only one checking my blog ten times a day and commenting once or? She is the only one who loves me enough to comment and all these other slackers are just loving me and leaving me without commenting? Either way I got a new face today, I did not expect it to take so long, "Sorry Noel!" But, like George I got a new face today! Let me know if you don't like it my wife picked them out. If you do like them I picked them out! Just kidding Rachel has the best taste!


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COMING SOON TO A BLOG NEAR YOU!

LOOK IN THE SKY ITS A BIRD ITS A PLANE!
NO ITS A SURPRISE COMING SOON!
















MAKE SURE TO CHECK BACK????????

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IT'S GONe DOWn

OK, So we are back from a great trip in OKLAHOMA "Where the wind comes rolling down the plain!" Here is a little bit of a picture tour of the trip:





Here we are with Grandad, He would kill me if he know I wrote Grandad, fortunately he does not read my blog!










Some of the gang hangin out at Jim and Jen's for a little BBQ!









BOYS BEHAVING BADLY!
AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL FOR THE PARTY "DRY ICE BABY!"







YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW IT FROM THIS PICTURE CAUSE SHE IS SO SKINNY, BUT LINDA IS SEVEN MONTHES PREGNANT! MAKES ME SICK!






FINALLY OUR GRACIOUS HOSTS WHILE IN OK, GEOFF AND LIZA WERE SO KIND TO OPEN THEIR HOME TO US!!!!! MAN THEY ARE GEWD PEOPLE I REALLY MISS THEM AND ALL THE REST OF YOU OKIES!!!




IF YOU WANT TO SEE PICS OF THE BOYS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL GO TO RACHELS BLOG WWW.MAJICFAM.BLOGSPOT.COM
LOVE YA BMAC

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